Appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for school. Students' appearance must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which interferes with the educational process.
The following dress code rules shall apply during regular school hours:
Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times.
Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or other insignias which are crude, vulgar, profane, or sexually suggestive or which advocates racial or ethnic prejudice or the use of drugs or alcohol.
Clothing which represents any group or philosophy or which advocates violence or disrupts the objectives of school instructional programs is prohibited.
Clothing and/or accessories that depict gang behavior or which glorify gang activity is prohibited.
Clothing must not be inappropriately revealing and must be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. Examples of inappropriate clothing include halter tops, tube tops, off-the-shoulder tops, low cut tops, bare midriffs, short shorts or skirts, sheer garments, strapless apparel, exposed boxer shorts and sleeveless undershirts.
Pants must be able to stay up at the waist without the use of a belt or suspenders.
Wallet chains, jewelry, and other clothing with points or spikes are prohibited.
Students who are found to be in violation of the Dress Code may be subjected to the following consequences:
Student is given a sweatshirt to wear over the inappropriate clothing.
Student is sent to the office where parent will be called to bring other clothing to school for the student to wear.
Repeated offenses will be considered DEFIANCE and the student may be suspended from school for the day.
To see examples of what is appropriate, and what is not, see the chart below.